Proof Quality 9999 Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 9999 pure silver in proof quality.
High Relief Design
This year’s dog design features both German Shepherd Adult and Puppy, bound to melt viewers with its high adorability factor.
On the reverse of the silver coin, both adult and pups are featured lying on a grass patch drizzled with Chinese Peony Flowers in the background. Delightful.
The Mandarin character for Dog (狗) and the inscription ‘Year of the Dog’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse side of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley in the center of the coin. In the circular border of the coin, the words “Elizabeth II and Australia” is highlighted.
At the bottom of the coin, the legal tender value of the 1 troy oz silver coin is indicated, which is 1 Australian Dollars, together with the year of the mintage, 2018, and the purity and weight of the coin, 1 oz, and 9999 silver
Superb High Relief
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
No more than 7,500 of these coins will be issued worldwide.
The coin is packaged in a classic Perth Mint display case within an illustrated shipper, featuring the original coin design.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.